Claire Lyons and John Papadopoulos summarize the complex issues addressed by this collection of essays. Four case studies illustrate the use of archaeological artifacts to reconstruct social structures.
Author: Claire L. Lyons
Publisher: Getty Publications
The Archaeology of Colonialism demonstrates how artifacts are not only the residue of social interaction but also instrumental in shaping identities and communities. Claire Lyons and John Papadopoulos summarize the complex issues addressed by this collection of essays. Four case studies illustrate the use of archaeological artifacts to reconstruct social structures. They include ceramic objects from Mesopotamian colonists in fourth-millennium Anatolia; the Greek influence on early Iberian sculpture and language; the influence of architecture on the West African coast; and settlements across Punic Sardinia that indicate the blending of cultures. The remaining essays look at the roles myth, ritual, and religion played in forming colonial identities. In particular, they discuss the cultural middle ground established among Greeks and Etruscans; clothing as an instrument of European colonialism in nineteenth-century Oceania; sixteenth-century Andean urban planning and kinship relations; and the Dutch East India Company settlement at the Cape of Good Hope.
This volume examines human sexuality as an intrinsic element in the interpretation of complex colonial societies.
Author: Barbara L. Voss
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This volume examines human sexuality as an intrinsic element in the interpretation of complex colonial societies. While archaeological studies of the historic past have explored the dynamics of European colonialism, such work has largely ignored broader issues of sexuality, embodiment, commemoration, reproduction and sensuality. Recently, however, scholars have begun to recognize these issues as essential components of colonization and imperialism. This book explores a variety of case studies, revealing the multifaceted intersections of colonialism and sexuality. Incorporating work that ranges from Phoenician diasporic communities of the eighth century to Britain's nineteenth-century Australian penal colonies to the contemporary Maroon community of Brazil, this volume changes the way we understand the relationship between sexuality and colonial history.
The first book to integrate fully the archaeological study of the landscape with the concerns of colonial and postcolonial history, theory and scholarship, The Archaeology of the Colonized focuses on the experience of the colonized in their ...
Author: Michael Given
The first book to integrate fully the archaeological study of the landscape with the concerns of colonial and postcolonial history, theory and scholarship, The Archaeology of the Colonized focuses on the experience of the colonized in their landscape setting, looking at case studies from areas of the world not often considered in the postcolonial debate. It offers original, exciting approaches to the growing area of research in archaeology and colonialism. From the pyramids of Old Kingdom Egypt to illicit whisky distilling in nineteenth-century Scotland, and from the Roman roads of Turkey to the threshing floors of Cyprus under British colonial rule, the case studies assist Dr. Given as he uses the archaeological evidence to create a vivid picture of how the lives and identities of farmers, artisans and labourers were affected by colonial systems of oppressive taxation, bureaucracy, forced labour and ideological control. This will be valuable to students, scholars or professionals investigating the relationship between local community and central control in a wide range of historical and archaeological contexts.
This book looks at the interactions between indigenous peoples of Mediterranean Fance and Etrusdcan, Greek and Roman colonists during the first millennium BC. It focuses on material culture, urban landcapes, economic practices, and forms of ...
Author: Michael Dietler
Publisher: Univ of California Press
This book looks at the interactions between indigenous peoples of Mediterranean Fance and Etrusdcan, Greek and Roman colonists during the first millennium BC. It focuses on material culture, urban landcapes, economic practices, and forms of violence. It shows how selective consumption linked native societies and colonists and created transformative relationships for each. It als oexamines the role these ancient encounters played in the formation of modern European identity, colonial ideology, and practices, enumerating the problems for archaeologists attempting to reexamine these past societies.
In this volume, ten archaeologists analyze the assumptions that have constrained previous studies of colonialism and demonstrate that colonization was common in early Old and New World state societies--an important strategy by which people ...
Author: Gil Stein
Publisher: James Currey
Colonialism and its legacies have emerged as one of the most important research topics in anthropology. Indeed, we now understand that colonialism gave rise to and shaped the discipline. However, the understanding of colonization in anthropology, history, and other fields derives largely from studies of European expansion. In this volume, ten archaeologists analyze the assumptions that have constrained previous studies of colonialism and demonstrate that colonization was common in early Old and New World state societies-an important strategy by which people gained access to critical resources.
Archaeology of Culture Contact and Colonialism in Spanish and Portuguese
America, edited by Pedro Paolo A. Funari and Maria Ximena Senatore, 1–15.
New York: Springer. Silliman, Stephen W. 2005. “Culture Contact or Colonialism:
Author: Christine Beaule
Publisher: Amerind Studies in Archaeology
The Global Spanish Empire tackles broad questions about indigenous cultural persistence, pluralism, and place making using a global comparative perspective grounded in the shared experience of Spanish colonialism. Through an expansive range of essays that look at Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific, this volume brings often-neglected regions into conversation.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and
Anthropology . van Dommelen , P . 2002 . “ Ambiguous Matters : Colonialism and
Local Identities in Punic Sardinia In The Archaeology of Colonialism , edited by C
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Author: Andrea De Giorgi
Probes evidence of the rising hegemony that became Rome
Archaeological studies of sexuality , for instance , have directly considered race
and power dynamics by exploring colonial impacts on identity and experience in
the past , while also challenging the situation through a consideration of the ...
Author: Hannah Cobb
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Assembling Archaeology provides a radical rethinking of the relationships between teaching, researching, digging, and practicing as an archaeologist in the 21st century. The issues addressed here are global and applicable wherever archaeology is taught, practiced, and researched. At its heart this book addresses the undervaluation of teaching, demonstrating that this affects the fundamentals of contemporary archaeological practice and is particularly connected to the lack of diversity in disciplinary demographics. It proposes a solution which is grounded in a theoretical rethinking of archaeological teaching, training, and practice by advocating a holistic 'assemblage' approach which challenges traditional power structures and the global marketization of the higher education system. Drawing on insights from archaeology's current material turn, this book approaches the discipline as a subject of investigation and offers a new perspective founded upon the notion of the learning assemblage, which resituates teaching and learning as a central focus and contributes to broader discourses on critical pedagogy and rhizomatic learning. It ultimately argues for a robust archaeological pedagogy that is rooted in and emergent from the material realities of the profession, and will be valuable to everyone from academia to Cultural Resource Management (CRM), heritage professional to undergraduate student.
tivize modern European colonialism and dislodge it from the nearly monopolistic
role that it has come to occupy in the generation of colonial theory . Archaeology
can contribute to this project in several ways . In the first place , it can aid ...
Author: Katheryn C. Twiss
Publisher: Southern Illinois Univ
The chapters in this topically and methodologically diverse volume discuss the role food plays in the construction and maintenance of multiple levels of social identity; they also illustrate the myriad ways in which archaeologists may approach the issue. The book includes essays from archaeologists working in a wide range of time periods and areas: prehistorians and historical archaeologists, specialists in the Old World, and experts on the New World. Contributors use diverse data sets to discuss how food-procurement strategies, consumption patterns, and modes of cooking and dining are intertwined with the construction and maintenance of individual and group identities.
Voss, Barbara L. 2008 The Archaeology of Ethnogenesis: Race and Sexuality in
Colonial San Francisco. University of ... In The Archaeology of Colonialism:
Intimate Encounters and Sexual Effects, edited by B. Voss and E. Casella, pp. 11
Author: Matthew C. Reilly
Publisher: Caribbean Archaeology and Ethn
First book-length archaeological study of a nonelite white population on a Caribbean plantation
... with the relationship between colonialism and archaeology and the
consequent influence of colonialism on archaeological thought—for example,
Chris Gosden, Archaeology and Colonialism: Cultural Contact from 5000 B.C. to
the Present ...
Author: Amy Rebecca Gansell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Testing the Canon of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology invites readers to reconsider the contents and agendas of the art historical and world-culture canons by looking at one of their most historically enduring components: the art and archaeology of the ancient Near East. Ann Shafer, Amy Rebecca Gansell, and other top researchers in the field examine and critique the formation and historical transformation of the ancient Near Eastern canon of art, architecture, and material culture. Contributors flesh out the current boundaries of regional and typological sub-canons, analyze the technologies of canon production (such as museum practices and classroom pedagogies), and voice first-hand heritage perspectives. Each chapter, thereby, critically engages with the historiography behind our approach to the Near East and proposes alternative constructs. Collectively, the essays confront and critique the ancient Near Eastern canon's present configuration and re-imagine its future role in the canon of world art as a whole. This expansive collection of essays covers the Near East's many regions, eras, and types of visual and archaeological materials, offering specific and actionable proposals for its study. Testing the Canon of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology stands as a vital benchmark and offers a collective path forward for the study and appreciation of Near Eastern cultural heritage. This book acts as a model for similar inquiries across global art historical and archaeological fields and disciplines.
Introduction: the global reach of imperial and colonial archaeology / Bonnie Effros and Guolong Lai -- Part I. Defining approaches to imperial and colonial archaeology -- Archaeology and imperialism: from nineteenth-century new imperialism ...
Author: Bonnie Effros
Publisher: Ideas, Debates, and Perspectiv
Introduction: the global reach of imperial and colonial archaeology / Bonnie Effros and Guolong Lai -- Part I. Defining approaches to imperial and colonial archaeology -- Archaeology and imperialism: from nineteenth-century new imperialism to twentieth-century decolonization / Margarita Diaz-Andreu -- German archaeology in occupied Europe during World War II: a case of colonial archaeology? / Hubert Fehr -- Part II. Colonialism and nationalism -- Problematizing the encylopedic museum: the Benin bronzes and ivories in historical context / Neil Brodie -- Digging up China: imperialism, nationalism, and regionalism in the Yinxu excavation, 1928-1937 / Guolong Lai -- They have not changed in 2,500 years: art, archaeology and modernity in Iran / Talinn Grigor -- Part III. Indigenous voices -- Colonialist archaeology in the American Southwest / Chip Colwell -- The history of archaeology through the eyes of Egyptians / Wendy Doyon -- Indigenous voices at the margins: nuancing the history of French colonial archaeology in Algeria, 1830-1870 / Bonnie Effros -- Critiquing the discovery narrative of Lady Mungo / Ann McGrath -- Part IV. Archaeology, art, and exoticism -- In the shadow zone of imperial politics: archaeological research in Buryatia from the late nineteenth century to the 1940s / Ursula Brosseder -- Imperial archaeology or an archaeology of exoticism? Victor Segalen's expeditions in early twentieth-century China / Jian Xu -- Four German art historians in Republican China / Lothar von Falkenhausen -- Part V. Colonial and post-colonial legacies -- French archaeology and history in the colonial Maghreb: inheritance, presence, and absence / Matthew McCarty -- The colonial origins of myth and national identity in Uganda / Peter R. Schmidt -- Japanese colonial archaeology in Korea and its legacy / Yangjin Pak -- The cloth of colonization: Peruvian tapestries in the Andes and in foreign museums / Maya Stanfield-Mazzi
... ABOUT READING THE PAST through an archaeologically informed
perspective — archaeological history — to construct an understanding of how
Native communities in southwestern Ontario negotiated the rise of colonialism in
the 18th and ...
Author: Neal Ferris
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Colonialism may have significantly changed the history of North America, but its impact on Native Americans has been greatly misunderstood. In this book, Neal Ferris offers alternative explanations of colonial encounters that emphasize continuity as well as change affecting Native behaviors. He examines how communities from three aboriginal nations in what is now southwestern Ontario negotiated the changes that accompanied the arrival of Europeans and maintained a cultural continuity with their pasts that has been too often overlooked in conventional Òmaster narrativeÓ histories of contact. In reconsidering Native adaptation and resistance to colonial British rule, Ferris reviews five centuries of interaction that are usually read as a single event viewed through the lens of historical bias. He first examines patterns of traditional lifeway continuity among the Ojibwa, demonstrating their ability to maintain seasonal mobility up to the mid-nineteenth century and their adaptive response to its loss. He then looks at the experience of refugee Delawares, who settled among the Ojibwa as a missionary-sponsored community yet managed to maintain an identity distinct from missionary influences. And he shows how the archaeological history of the Six Nations Iroquois reflected patterns of negotiating emergent colonialism when they returned to the region in the 1780s, exploring how families managed tradition and the contemporary colonial world to develop innovative ways of revising and maintaining identity. The Archaeology of Native-Lived Colonialism convincingly utilizes historical archaeology to link the Native experience of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to the deeper history of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century interactions and with pre-European times. It shows how these Native communities succeeded in retaining cohesiveness through centuries of foreign influence and material innovations by maintaining ancient, adaptive social processes that both incorporated European ideas and reinforced historically understood notions of self and community.
Historical archaeologists have long emphasized capitalism and colonial
discourse in examining commonalties in the archaeologies of the “modern world,
” yet have struggled to avoid the muting effect of totalizing narratives. Is
Author: Sarah K. Croucher
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The Archaeology of Capitalism in Colonial Contexts: Postcolonial Historical Archaeologies explores the complex interplay of colonial and capital formations throughout the modern world. The authors present a critical approach to this topic, trying to shift discourses in the theoretical framework of historical archaeology of capitalism and colonialism through the use of postcolonial theory. This work does not suggest a new theoretical framework as such, but rather suggests the importance of revising key theoretical terms employed within historical archaeology, arguing for new engagements with postcolonial theory of relevance to all historical archaeologists as the field de-centers from its traditional locations. Examining case studies from North America, South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Australia, the Middle East, and Europe, the chapters offer an unusually broad ranging geography of historical archaeology, with each focused on the interplay between the particularisms of colonial structures and the development of capitalism and wider theoretical discussions. Every author also draws attention to the ramifications of their case studies in the contemporary world. With its cohesive theoretical framework this volume is a key resource for those interested in decolonizing historical archaeology in theory and praxis, and for those interested in the development of modern global dynamics.
This book synthesizes the landscape histories of Native Americans in southeastern North America from the arrival of the Spaniards in the sixteenth century to the first decades of the American Republic.
This book synthesizes the landscape histories of Native Americans in southeastern North America from the arrival of the Spaniards in the sixteenth century to the first decades of the American Republic. Relying on archaeological data and historical sources, the work outlines the ways in which Native populations accommodated and contested the growing encroachments of colonialism and colonial powers. Traditional landscape practices were greatly transformed by epidemic diseases, chronic warfare, and a widespread slave trade in Indian populations.